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Old 08-13-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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In my yard, some leaves are turning colors and fall plants are blooming. What is going on? It seems a bit early.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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Some sort of stress.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I'm in north GA. My river birches are losing leaves like crazy. It started during the cool spell we had a few weeks ago.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:25 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Yep... highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 60s/high 50s are confusing Mother Nature here!
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: rain city
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I don't think these subtle changes in by this time in August are unusual. I notice them every year. After all, we are now 8 weeks past the summer solstice. Plants notice this more than people do, we just think it's still summer. They know prime time is over.

I wouldn't worry. I think it seems pretty normal.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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It's not stress.
It's not normal.

It's earlier than normal and it's because of dry cool air that keeps moving in. If you've been in an area with heat and rain and they are changing then yes.. that's most likely stress.

But Temps have been dropping into 50s and 60s in many spots in the Ohio valley and Northeast plus daytime highs haven't been in the 90s. So it hasn't been a hot summer for the trees to keep the energy going.

Growing seasons have been shorter past couple years.. as the Globe cools this will become more normal For now, the leaves changing are earlier than normal.

I started a thread on July alone.. take the time and read. Coldest July in 100 yrs in many areas.

Last year leaves changed early as well.

Cold Records in July 2014
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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My pecan trees are already starting to shed some leaves. Had to get the leaf blower out a few days ago.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:38 PM
 
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The leaves on my trees have been falling. It looks like late September, with the lawn covered with leaves everyday for the past few weeks. Also sleeping with a light blanket at night. This is a first for August.
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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In my yard, some leaves are turning colors and fall plants are blooming. What is going on? It seems a bit early.
Maybe you really do live in Sherwood forest? Actually a few years ago we saw something similar with a few trees. I don't know what the problem was but it wasn't really early fall. I do think, here in NW AR we are going to see fall come early but no signs at all yet. Now that we have discovered we have a Hickory Nut tree and I know they are ripe in late fall, how will be know when they are ripe? Will we just know when they fall off the tree?
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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nmnita,
You will know when they start disappearing big time.
Squirrels love them,
It's been hot and wet here, the rain is a surprise, it usually rains
in fall here, but the scourching temps, thats just normal.
Someone send some cold air down the SC, will ya?
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